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Posted by TwillyD April 20, 2016

Medical Device Companies are Thriving, But Steer Clear of This One

Many medical device companies are considered solid investments because they are in a space that has a broad reach. This is especially the case for those companies that offer advanced products. Such is the case for Osiris Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OSIR). However, the regenerative medicine products that it develops, manufactures, markets and distributes may be stalled Continue reading →

Avoid Pure Plays in Banking For Now

This week, the bulk of the firms in the financial sector are wrapping up the reporting of their earnings for the first quarter. And whether it be to your dismay, surprise or pleasure, the numbers they are reporting are not as bad as what had been anticipated. Most of the big banks reported last week, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 02, 2016

My Strategy update

Time to update my strategy. Again. I know it sounds weird but yes, I need to update my strategy, because the one I wanted to use showed up to be a dead end. I was trading naked puts at some point against dividend stocks but later I turned into spreads. When analyzing why I found Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 26, 2016

Dividend Investor: How to track a dividend growth portfolio

  Finally, I was able to finish my DGI (dividend growth investment) portfolio tracker in Google spreadsheet. There are many other fellow investors out there who use Excel or Google Spreadsheet to track their portfolios and when I browsed the internet to find inspiration and knowledge on how to automate my portfolio tracker so I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 24, 2016

Dividend Investor: DRIP or selective dividend reinvestment?

If you are new to dividend investing you are probably asking yourself a question: “Should I use DRIP (Dividend Reinvestment Program) to reinvest dividends or should I reinvest selectively into different stocks?” This question is actually quite easy to answer, but first lets take a quick look at what each strategy means:    · DRIP Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 21, 2016

Dividend investor: buying stocks in falling market

Lately, when the market was tanking I had a few of my friends who invest into stocks asking me how to invest when markets are falling. When would be a good time to buy? You probably experienced situations in the past when you bought a stock and then the stock went higher, and later higher, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 07, 2016

Here is why I consider this market bearish

Look at the chart. I use regression channel. It is a study provided for free in TOS. So the lines of the regression channel shown on the chart are drawn automatically by the study based on the price action of the underlying. It is as automatic as Bollinger Bands. It is expected that the price Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 21, 2015

Great dividend yield misconception

Since I started investing into dividend growth stocks in my IRA account some time ago I thought people know how dividend stocks work. To my surprise many people are unbelievably lost in understanding how dividends work. Recently, I read a post at Yahoo! The 401(k) crisis is getting worse about a man who started working Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 26, 2015

How to create options spreads using delta

When I started trading options a few years ago I used all sorts of analysis, predictions, chart reading, but mostly my trading was based on direction prediction. It was all wrong. No one could ever predict where the market or any particular stock will go nor ends up in any particular day in its life Continue reading →

Cash Management section added

For easy trade setups I decided to add a new section to my menu > Cash Management. This section can help me (and all of you following my trades) to quickly assess how much cash and what metrics to use to create a new trade.   My trading in the past was based on “coulda, Continue reading →